pelee island book house writing Retreats


There are 7-day retreats and weekend retreats at different price points, depending on the room you book. There are both shared and single rooms available. There are only two twin single rooms, so please apply early as they are usually the first to be booked. There are also larger rooms with either a single King bed or with 2-3 twin beds. Once an accepted submission is received, rooms are booked on a first come, first serve basis.

Your tuition fees include accommodations, catered meals, and workshops. Each workshop will have between 6 and 10 writers. If there is not the sufficient enrolment of 6 participants, then the retreat will be cancelled. Pelee Island residents will have the opportunity to participate in the workshop sessions, while staying at their own residence, for a reduced rate. This option is only available if enrolment has not reached capacity. 

Getting to Pelee Island

Ferry costs and booking times are at your own discretion. The ferry leaves from Leamington or Kingsville, Ontario, or from Sandusky, Ohio. If you want to bring your own car, then you must book well in advance. Walk on passangers can buy their ferry tickets right before boarding. Charter planes can be booked through the Griffing Flying Service. They leave from Windsor, Ontario, and Port Clinton, Ohio. Someone will be waiting for you at the Pelee Island docks or the airport to transport you to the Book House. If you brought your own car, then you can follow us there.